DermaGenius® 2.0: Multiplex real-time PCR assays for the detection and identification of fungal infections of nail, hair and skin



DermaGenius® 2.0 multiplex real-time PCR assays identify the most prevalent fungal infections in nail, hair and skin samples within 3 hours. An easy 20 minutes extraction method is included in this kit for extraction of dermatophyte DNA from nail, hair and skin samples with limited hands on time. The procedure from sample to diagnosis can be implemented by a routine molecular diagnostic laboratory and is suitable for high-throughput screening.

DermaGenius® 2.0 assays are separately available as Nail and Complete multiplex products.

The DermaGenius® 2.0 multiplex PCR assays are suitable for real-time PCR instruments using melting curve analysis and have been validated on LightCycler 480 II (Roche), Rotor-Gene Q (Qiagen), CFX96™ (Bio-Rad) and the Mic qPCR (BMS).


DermaGenius® 2.0 Nail kit
– 50 reactions

DermaGenius® 2.0 Complete kit
(PN-401) – 50 reactions

PathoNostics DNA extraction kit
– 50 reactions
– Solution A (lysis buffer)
– Solution B (neutralization buffer)
– 10 min 98°C + neutralization


Nail kit (PN-301)
  • Candida albicans
  • Trichophyton interdigitale
  • Trichophyton rubrum

Complete kit (PN-401)
  • Candida albicans
  • Trichophyton mentagrophytes
  • Trichophyton interdigitale
  • Trichophyton rubrum
  • Trichophyton tonsurans
  • Trichophyton soudanense
  • Trichophyton violaceum
  • Microsporum canis
  • Microsporum audouinii
  • Epidermophyton floccosum
  • Trichophyton benhamiae
  • Trichophyton verrucosum

Diagnostic Specimens

  • Nail, hair and skin samples


  • Validated on fungal cultures
  • Validated on clinical nail, hair and skin samples
  • CE-IVD marked

Features & benefits

  • Identification of the most clinically prevalent fungal infections directly in nail, hair and skin samples
  • Diagnosis within 3 hours, including DNA extraction
  • Nucleic acid extraction procedure recommended
  • Internal Control (IC) included
  • Positive controls included


DermaGenius 2.0 flyer (pdf, 1 MB)